Thursday, October 13, 2011

Private Investigator News: Personal log-on info often leaks to advertisers, researcher finds

"Information that could identify you often leaks from major websites to online advertisers because of the practice of embedding such data in the Web addresses shared between sites when a user logs on.

Such data leakage may involve a person's name, user name or email address and is pervasive, though not necessarily intentional, among the most popular websites, said Jonathan Mayer, a Stanford graduate student who has studied the phenomenon and released findings Tuesday."
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